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Department of Political Science
University of Mississippi

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Race and Politics

fp-encylopkingRace and Politics Essay by Marvin P. King, Jr.

Law and Politics Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture 
The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the “solid South” to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.


“Will serve as an important reference tool for those looking for the great work that has been done in southern law and politics.”Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“The essays on the law in the South and the biographical sketches of southern lawyers provide an engaging introduction to the ways in which southern law differed from–and resembled–the law elsewhere in the United States. The bibliographical notes offer a splendid path into more detailed studies.”-–Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

“The essays and shorter entries in this volume provide just the right balance between depth and coverage. The lively, engaging, and accessible writing styles of the many contributors showcase their impeccable scholarship. This will be a valuable resource for years to come.”-–Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia